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Roland DG Announces Latest Version of VersaWorks 6 RIP Software with Important New Functions for Inkjet Printers

VersaWorks 6 RIP software

Hamamatsu, Japan, June 11, 2020 – Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, today announced that it has released the latest version of its VersaWorks 6 RIP software for inkjet printers and initiated a free upgrade service for customers using compatible models.

Included with Roland DG’s inkjet printers and printer/cutters, VersaWorks 6 RIP & Print Management Software is designed to maximize the characteristics of printer, ink and media to enable high-quality printing and improved efficiency for print production. The latest version includes important new features, such as a “Job Assistant” function that allows customers to automatically add graphic contour cut lines in VersaWorks 6 without returning to the design software. The new “True Rich Color” print setting takes full advantage of the color reproduction capabilities of both printer and ink to create stunning graphics with vibrant color combined with neutral grays, smooth gradations, and natural skin tones. In addition, VersaWorks 6 is equipped with several new functions that improve the quality and efficiency of output operations, including compatibility with Barbieri’s latest spectrophotometer tools for color management.

Kevin Shigenoya, Vice President, Digital Printing Business Division, said, “By providing our users with the latest version of VersaWorks 6, we believe that we can strongly support our customers’ printing businesses in terms of both quality and efficiency. In addition to the printer itself, we will support our customers’ creativity by offering a total solution that includes software and application assistance.”

The printer models compatible with the latest version of VersaWorks 6 are listed as follows.
Customers using compatible models can download it from the website for free.

Eco-Solvent Printers and Printer/Cutters

UV Printers and Printer/Cutters

Dye-Sublimation Printer
* ErgoSoft Roland Edition users are excluded from the upgrade.

Main features of the VersaWorks 6 latest version
New “True Rich Color” Print Setting
To maximize the color reproduction capability and the color gamut provided by your printer and inks, we developed a new True Rich Color preset. Now vibrant color can be combined with neutral grays, smooth gradations and natural skin tones to create stunning graphics. This pioneering color expression is unequalled for durable graphics.

CutContour Lines Can Now be Added and Edited in VersaWorks 6
The latest VersaWorks 6 is equipped with a "Job Assistant" function that can automatically add contour lines for cutting PDF design data within the RIP software. Even if the cut contour line is missing in a submitted file, printing and cutting can now be performed quickly without returning to the design editing software, allowing jobs with short delivery times to be reliably met.

Compatible with Popular Spectrophotometers Used in Wide Format Printing
In order to respond to the diverse color matching needs of printing businesses, such as accurately reproducing an intended color, precisely printing a corporate color specified by the client, or managing the printer so that the same color is always output, a spectrophotometer is essential. The latest VersaWorks 6 newly supports drivers for the latest models of the Barbieri, Spectro LFP qb and Spectropad spectrophotometers.

VersaWorks 6 Functions at a Glance

VersaWorks 6 Version
Harlequin RIP Core Engine ver. 6.0 or above
64-bit Native ver. 6.0 or above
Native EPS and PS Processing ver. 6.0 or above
Native PDF Processing ver. 6.0 or above
PDF 2.0 Support ver. 6.1 or above
Easy Printer Color Matching with Multiple Units ver. 6.0 or above
5 Print Queues and Hot Folders ver. 6.0 or above
Special Color Layer Generation ver. 6.0 or above
Predictive Ink Calculator ver. 6.0 or above
Built-in PANTONE Libraries ver. 6.0 or above
Built-in Roland Color System Library ver. 6.0 or above
Variable Data Printing ver. 6.0 or above
Step and Repeat ver. 6.0 or above
Cut Contour Creation/Editing (Job Assistant)*¹ ver. 6.7*² or above
Cut and Print mode ver. 6.2 or above
UV Post Curing ver. 6.2 or above
True Rich Color Profile Preset ver. 6.2 or above
True Rich Color 2 Profile Preset (expanded green color area) ver. 6.7 or above
Automatic Job Repeat ver. 6.5 or above
Job Duplication/Rename ver. 6.1 or above
Crop Marks for VersaUV LEF/LEF2 Series*³ ver. 6.5 or above
Xrite Spectrophotometer Driver ver. 6.0 or above
Barbieri Spectrophotometer Driver ver. 6.6 or above

*1 Compatible with 64 bit OS only
*2 The cut contour creation/editing function (Job Assistant) is not included in the Online Updater distributed from the Roland @ NET server. Be sure to download the installer from the dedicated download site and perform the update.
*3 Excluding LEF-12/LEF-12i

For more information, contact:
Roland DG Corporation
PR/IR Unit
+81 (0)53-484-1400